What The Heck Fest! 2011 Edition!


In the photo above you can see Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, Microphones, D+), Calvin Johnson (The Cave Dwellers, The Halo Benders, K Records), and Karl Blau (Karl Blau, D+). So yes, it is that time of year again. The sun is out (for once) in Western Washington and all the unique individuals in Anacortes come out of their hiding places (and their friends come up from Olympia) for the annual What The Heck Fest! I went last year (hence the above photo) and things went down like this: watched some bands in a park, ate a sandwich in town, watched more bands, slept some, took a walk to Whistle Lake with some friends, watched more bands, drank some beers.

Yes, it was awesome. You should go. So plan ahead: it all goes down July 15-17. This is my neck of the woods so come say hi!

For more information about the festival, visit the What The Heck website. Quite fittingly, a recent post includes the following video:

Now for a list of bands. Here’s who you can see:

Wyrd Visions
Ben & Bruno
Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets
For The Birds
Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa
Laura Leif
Broken Water
Sam Lohmann
The Drink Up Honey
Lovers Without Boarders
Mount Eerie
Ô Paon
Mecca Normal
Brave Irene
The Zaps.

As far as we can tell, more bands will be added, but this is a great start.

This is the tenth iteration of the festival, and it’ll run you $65 for two days packed with music. And if you’ll by stopping by from out of town, they’ve provided a list of accommodations including camping at Washington Park and Deception Pass Park.

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